Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre recently received a Tourism Vancouver Island award.

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre recently received a Tourism Vancouver Island award.

Parksville’s Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside resort wins a Vancouver Island Tourism award

The award relates to the use of natural gas at the Parksville resort

Each year Tourism Vancouver Island recognizes stakeholders who have demonstrated innovation and excellence in the tourism industry over the past year.

The annual Tourism Vancouver Island gala dinner and awards ceremony showcased the best of Vancouver Island tourism representatives and businesses. The awards were presented at the Ucluelet Community Centre on Oct. 6.

“The Vancouver Island region continues to be recognized internationally as a premier travel destination,” said Dave Petryk, Tourism Vancouver Island’s CEO. “This is the result of the quality of experience delivered by our tourism operators in the region and our awards program recognizes the very best.”

One of the awards is the FortisBC Award, which recognizes a business or organization that utilizes natural gas in their tourism related operation. The Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre in Parksville received the award. Tigh-Na-Mara uses natural gas in key hotel operations including domestic hot water, air handling, kitchen, laundry operations and fireplaces. Recently, it has upgraded 11 of its natural gas hot water boilers through FortisBC commercial rebate program and will be receiving cash incentives for high efficiency appliance upgrades. This will enhance their domestic hot water system that supports the individual room showers, spa facility, laundry and kitchen operations.

Tourism Vancouver Island is one of six regional destination management organizations in British Columbia that represent Destination British Columbia through the delivery of co-operative marketing and community development programs.

— NEWS Staff/Tourism Vancouver Island